Giovedì, 20 Settembre 2018

Inspectors sent to Naples hospital over 'drip-mistake death'


(ANSA) - Naples, July 30 - Health Ministry inspectors are
probing the death of a 19-year-old man in the Naples Policlinic
hospital on Sunday after the parents told police that they
suspected a "mistake" with his intravenous drip.
Luca De Carlo, who suffered from a severe form of
diabetes, was admitted to the hospital for tests due to
weakening eyesight.
Doctors diagnosed a nerve inflammation and administered
cortisone-based iv drips, the first of which on Friday lasted 45
minutes instead of the scheduled four hours, said the man's
Medical examiners will perform an autopsy to determine the
exact cause of death.
Hospital General Director Giovanni Persico said on Monday
that "if there have been any mistakes (that caused De Carlo's
death) they will be reported immediately to investigators".
De Carlo's death follows a June 29 incident in a Rome
hospital in which a premature baby died after being administered
milk interveneously rather than a saline drip.

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